Studio: jase180
Review Count: 57
Average Rating: 4.81 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 19 minutes 47 seconds
Posted on: January 12, 2008
Film Description
B O M B S H E L T E R Part 1


Directors Note:This a slow paced film for a reason, to create and Agatha Christie like setting, this isnt a full on action shoot em up, so if thats not your thing, this film might not be for you. Its meant as a whole film, but time forced me to cut it in 1/2, so part two will contain more of the "action" than part 1 does.

6 contestants on a reality show are living in a military bombshelter. When they start believe that the world above has destroyed itself, they soon learn that they don???t know what???s true and what???s not. They don't know anything and when you turn the TV off whats going on? Has reality TV gone too far? When is too much really too much? How would they know? Did the world finally slip into nuclear armageddon? When a cast member turns up dead, their whole world goes upside-down and no help arrives and thats when the fun begins???

When the paranoia and fear set in, everything changes in this tale of reality TV gone bad.

Turn up the volume and enjoy!

The VO's are meant to overlap and flow like real conversation, not just cut back and forth between talking heads, just so ya'll know!

The Biz

Music from:
Emerald Edge-The Main Theme ???After the Fall??? and ???Something Dark???

Armageddon 1969 (from the stock game music) because I always wanted to use it and this just worked very nicely, so yeah I used it.

Moonlight Sonata-1st movement -Composed by Beethoven and performed by the Fulda Orchestra. They released this into the public domain, along with several other classical works and it???s used with permission under Creative Commons.

Sound Design created by me with sounds I own and or created and or are apart of my own personal library of FX. I will likely release a whole bunch of custom content and sounds after the film is released. I will, with Guppis permission ofcourse, release the custom sets built for this film after part 2 is out for a bit.

Overlays created by eobaggs & Alex Bradley (ALL custom for this film)

Custom sets by Marvelous Guppi Movies
Custom Mod add-ins and set parts from Rileyman
Rik_vargard and his spacestation mod set
BusStopWilly and his super evil genius ways and mods
If I missed anyone, please please tell me.

Also thanks to:

8 eyed
Fraas movies

There are a few glitches

A special thanks to JazzX (music, the DC Theme), MefuneAkira and K4ownzall for their help with the Dead Cases 2 Teaser slated for next year. !!

This is for my outstanding cast who makes this chatty oddball film work. Without them, I got nuttin but pretty pictures. They own this film, they really bring it to life. I really owe them a lot.

Featured Reviews
- nexusinteract

It got boring, I still liked it though, and although you said it might not be for some people, it was for me.

Posted on January 18, 2008
- bellasellaa

That was pretty good. The sets were awsome. But the music was so dull and boring even when they saw her dead body the music was non existant. It was pretty good and you went to alot of work but i dont think that it really deserves to be 1st sorry. At least im not givin u a 1* like danny.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- Danny52

Horrible movie, did not understand one bit of this movie. I know that you tried hard mate but this movie is not up to the standards of a number 2 movie. I think you deserve a one only because there were not enough words or action for this to be an action movie. The only action about this was one city bomb, which I credit you highly of, but it turned out to be but a dream. I am hoping you take this review and put it to work for part 2, which I am "looking forward to seeing".

Posted on January 13, 2008
- bbooccii

It was a good film! Please see my film, the Alma Wade too! Thanks. bbooccii

Posted on January 18, 2008
- jazzx

When the film finally started, this was riveting cinema with only a couple of minor flaws.

Let's start with the 2 minutes before the film:

One of the advantages of TMO cinema as opposed to real-life cinema is that you don't have to sit through the trailers. I was hoping the teaser for Dead Cases 2 would be put at the end of the film as a bonus present, or maybe somehow cleverly product-placed in the main film. I've never been a fan of putting trailers at the front of a film. If your favourite DVD always played a trailer before the main film, you'd get annoyed at having to find the right place to fast forward to every time. More importantly, cinema is forever - having a trailer tacked on to the start for all time kind of cheapens the main film (unless it's Tarantino's spoof trailers before "Grindhouse"). There's just no need.

So with that one-star dock out of the way - let's concentrate on the film itself:

Plot - excellently written, it's like we're down in the bunker unsure of what's going on along with the contestants. Real time was taken to set up the atmosphere and give the characters room to show what they were about (most were given a "character moment" early in the film).

Acting: very good indeed from all concerned, the conversations flowed naturally with only minor problems in the volumes between some characters.

Editing - also good, although the shot of the "Bombshelter" sign went on too long. But, as the only editing flaw in an 18 minute film, that's pretty minor. The languid pace elsewhere worked in a way that sort of reminded me of a cross between "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the first few scenes in "Alien".

Visuals - the nuclear explosion was amazing, but the sets were also very good - I liked the vast control room in the bunker. This film successfully sold the idea of a mountain bunker despite using many shots of unmodded sci-fi corridors that most of us are familiar with.

Sound - very good sound effects throughout, especially the doors opening and closing in the bunker.

Music - some lovely cues from Emerald Edge. Obviously too lovely for the director - the main theme was way overused. During the opening scenes in the bunker it seemed to be on an endless loop, I was starting to think it might be another bug as there didn't appear to be any need for music there anyway.

The end music didn't seem at all in keeping with the atmosphere created in the rest of the film - I wasn't sure that putting those kind of credits at the end of part 1 worked anyway; some of those shots seemed to give away that the Earth wasn't destroyed after all (as we've seen what the contestants will be carrying in the next episode - but we also saw the TV producer and a reporter next to some soldiers, is that supposed to be from the past or the future?)

If anything could have been added to this film, maybe a tacky "Bombshelter" TV intro for the show and a deep-voiced narrator "6 contestants, one big prize, no way out! This is ... Bombshelter!" Something like that to help rub in the tackiness of reality TV and the lowest common denominator it caters for.

But as it is, it's fascinating stuff to watch - certainly much better than anything that's been on Big Brother (but, then again, most films here are better than that).

All said, 5 stars for this film, -1 for the trailer (which I will now surgically remove using Windows Movie Maker [main feature starts at 1:46]).

Posted on January 18, 2008
- TheMGMKid1

Now that was a night at the movies! I loved the trailer before the film. And what a film it is! Brilliant work by a master and his cast. This is what making films is all about. Creative, sharp, and on the money.
This film has smart writen all over it. Great work and I can't wait to see the next part.

Posted on January 18, 2008
- nexusinteract

It got boring, I still liked it though, and although you said it might not be for some people, it was for me.

Posted on January 18, 2008
- Tarison

First and foremost: Never post coming attractions at the start of your film again!

Now that that's out of the way, Bombshelter. Wow. What a rush. It's one of those TMO movies where you forget it's TMO, and the mods are what make that possible. A great story, and while some things aren't quite clear in part one, I know that everything is made clear in the second part. Great visuals, thanks to mods (sets, set dressing and overlays).

Minor pickings, though nothing major -- Some of the volumes were a little iffy between each other (one loud, one soft), but the acting itself was great. Custom music was nice (though I found the TM music used in the credits to be rather jarring by comparison).

Posted on January 17, 2008
- MefuneAkira


A fantastic thrill ride!

First off, as the voice of John Noble, it was such a treat to get a glimpse of the next installment of DC. A well made and fun teaser indeed!

The film itself really covers all aspects of great TMO film making. Jase really knows how to deliver exceptional story telling. The premise of this film is something that grabs your attention due to the nature of how reality television itself has become a staple of modern entertainment. So to harness that medium and intertwine a mystery/sci-fi/action plot into it, is nothing less than brilliant.The dialog was believable, well timed and the actors performances really sold their parts. Loved the scene where AND sang some very fitting Floyd. The performances of all the actors in the �??wheres 'look at me Mcf***'n needy'�?? scene, was one of the best multi-character scenes I have seen on TMO. Truly. The direction, I can only assume, was well coordinated due to the actors impeccable timing, tone and characterization. The sound effect and ambiance, which is always a crucial aspect to us, was well placed and added depth to the film. The idea of using the isolated sound of the sirens to end the film was cleaver because it left the viewer in a state of exhilaration, rather than a let down of a un-climatic ending. However, some scenes seemed to lack sounds altogether, such as in the office, playing basketball, walking/jogging and so on. Not a big deal, but a bit empty regardless. The music was sensational. The perfectly placed scores moved the film along with very dramatic and suspenseful emotion. The crisp editing was some of the best I have seen. To cut up a twenty minute film to flow so intensely and yet still keep long Kubrick'ish shots that really work, is superb film making! The cinematography was, as always with Jase, stylishly unique and grabs your attention from the get go. The before mention fantastic Kubrick'ish shots, perfectly delivered the feel of utter emptiness and isolation. I mean wow! The pull back shot to the billboard, on the other hand, seemed a bit out of place and somewhat forced into the placement in the film. The set dressing was very detailed. Each scene was unlike anything I have seen before. From custom sets to well place props to make existing sets original, the entire look added yet another layer of depth and realism to the film. The overlays and mods also were impressive. Loved the nuke blast!

Overall, a magnificent and well produced film!

Looking forward to the next installment? Duh!

Mefune Akira �?? JennyN
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on January 17, 2008
- elfezie

umm could someone please let me use there verification code i bought the game but i lost my little booklet n e body can i use someones please tell me it in my yahoo or on my myspace peace but rely some one plz reply 2 this if u r gonna send it 2 me

Posted on January 16, 2008
- bricksfilms

Wonderful first part to what looks to be a promising series Jase. I first off, have to congradulate EE on that wonderful score. It had a very sureal atmosphere about it that really gave the movie a deeper sense of emotion. Also, jase, you did a wonderul job with the set dressing. Cudos to the VA's a gain for doing a great job, and the modds where also amazing.

Posted on January 16, 2008
- frosty_frost09

Holy Freaking crap. I can't eblieve it took me so long to watch this. This movie kicks major ass. I loved the VOs, music, overlays, mods. Everything fit so well together. what was so awesome about the sets was that I couldn't even tell which ones were which. Amzing job, I want part 2 now,lol. Seriously though, great movie. And I am anxiously waiting for part 2.

Posted on January 16, 2008
- Howitzer

Wow Jase! This movie is a real visual treat. The setting is truly believable. I loved your use of mods, overlays and camera angles to create a very original feel. Your use of sound is superb!-really draws the audience in .
It's a nicely written piece. Simple yet more-ish. I can't wait for part two! (I will also give a more full review).

Well done!

Posted on January 16, 2008
- julianallees

What a great film you have composed here. I really enjoyed the use of cast in which you have put into this film, and the way the sets and characters were placed, it kind of felt like I was watching a horror film, well done.



16th January, 2008 10:56pm

Posted on January 16, 2008
- kwistufa

Fantastically Wonderful.
On every front. Wow factor off the scale!
Extremely great stuff Jase & to all the other contributors.
Love the story, characters.
Music, editting & Set dressing were awesome btw. :)
Loved it, can't wait to see No 2!

Posted on January 16, 2008
- deeb

OH MY GOD!!! That was the best movie I've seen on TMO!! All I can say is WOW! And don't listen to any ONE star and TWO star reviews! This could be a real movie! Just all the stuff you did! And how you made the VOs overlap! And the set dressing! It was amazing! All the things I have to say end with !. I loved this movie, and I can't wait to see part two. Can not wait!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- Bezzer36

Love the concept, the VA's, the music, the visuals, the editing...the hard work here is clearly evident on all counts and the concept alone is enough to keep me wanting for the second installment.

Posted on January 15, 2008
- rysto

I've seen several shows and movies based on this premise and was very curious to see how you would handle it.
The attention to detail in your Bombshelter is impressive giving one a certain "pull" into the location that doesn't let up. I was there too!
The character interaction is great. The quippy lines amongst each character was beleivable and the solo conversations were equally so.
I am anxious to see how you pull off the conclusion as you kept me interested throughout the first, character introducing, first part.
The beginning threw me off at first, thought I clicked on the wrong link or there was an uploading error. But the quickie Dead Case trailer was a nice touch, made me feel as though I was in the theater. Throw in a few dozen TV commercials and I really would have been!(If I wanted to watch commercials I'd watch TV. BOO on theater commericals! :P)
Looking forward to the conclusion...

Posted on January 15, 2008
- aramikvideo

I really enjoyed the tension and suspense. I could have used just a bit more development at the beginning. The TV execs were discussing the premise for the show one minute, and in the next the cast members were already in the shelter. I'm sure there is a good reason for the way things unfolded. I just can't help but feel there could have been a bit more to the pre-show segment of the storyline.
This isn't a cut against this fine film at all but I would have to agree it doesn't fit into the action genre. Suspense, drama, and a thriller it is but not action.
If there were half stars given, I would give this four and a half for what I humbly consider minor flaws.. I definitely want to see part 2.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- bellasellaa

That was pretty good. The sets were awsome. But the music was so dull and boring even when they saw her dead body the music was non existant. It was pretty good and you went to alot of work but i dont think that it really deserves to be 1st sorry. At least im not givin u a 1* like danny.

Posted on January 14, 2008

THe best the best the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on January 14, 2008
- rileyman

Despite being the only person in the room as I watched this, I still managed to have half a bag of popcorn "accidentally" dropped on my head. And the shoes I wasn't even wearing at the time somehow managed to get sticky from the cola some dufus spilled on my floor. This activity finally stopped at about the two-minute mark. Oh -- I see what was going on... You put a preview at the beginning of a TMO film! I'll be curious to find out if this sort of advertising strategy is beneficial, or harmful. Personally, I'm hoping it won't become commonplace.

With that nonsense out of the way, on to reviewing Bombshelter - Part 1. ;)

What we have here is a film that's slowly building suspense, ending in a cliffhanger that will force us to watch Part 2. By the end, we still don't know the truth... Is there really a nuclear fallout above? Is the cast member really dead, or is it all part of an elaborate hoax gone way too far? We get some good tidbits about each of the characters too -- it's a classic mix of personalities, exactly what producers of such a show would assemble to ensure tension arises.

Only minor editing hiccups arise - some moments where the screen goes black that felt out of place, or floor meshes that collide and cause flickers. Besides that, it's very well shot. The silence as we see empty hallways adds to the mystery and atmosphere of the film. Set pieces are well designed and placed, keeping the environment not only fresh, but very real. While not overly extravagant, the custom titles and credits give this a high production value as well. Loved the sound design, and the voice acting is solid.

If one were to over-think this... There might be a problem with the fact that there doesn't seem to be any crew down there with them. These types of shows usually have hoards of various crew running about who are off-camera. Based on the events and dialog, they've obviously been placed down there on their own from the beginning. I'm sure there are safety guidelines in the industry (yes, even in reality TV), as well as government-imposed, that would prevent the producers of such a show from leaving them alone. Especially in an environment with potential for injury.

Thus far, I'd say I enjoyed Dead Cases a fair bit more... but we'll just have to wait to see what's in store in Part 2.

One tidbit of advice, which I only give due to the reviews you've received thus far: Consider splitting multi-part films into different genres. This part might have been better placed under "Horror" -- it's got an eerie sort of atmosphere about it, with a bit of mystery and suspense. The second (I'm guessing) is probably appropriate for "Action". The unfortunate truth is, people *will* look for specific things purely for a film's genre. But who knows -- maybe placing this under Horror would have had someone completely different want to see ghosts or zombies!

If I were using my old scale, this would be around a 92/100; lose the opening preview and it'd be a 94.
A low-to-mid 5 stars for me.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- hrozikmark

I saw the trailer so i was realy interested! It is a good movie i think. Nice work! I love it.

Posted on January 14, 2008
- nahton

That was really cool. I like how you assembled one of the most talented casts in any TMO movie and then didn't use them for long stretches while the camera work carried the storyline and set the mood. When the actors did speak they were as superb as one would expect. The higher resolution further enhanced the experience. Bring on Part 2!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- sparky1512

I always new this was gonna be something special, and DAMN i love it when i'm right!! This movie is unique, original, captivating and a visuo-audio spectical. You have managed to create a world within a wold here, thanks to some fantastic modders and a great vision by yourself of how it should all pieve together. The pacing was just right - may seem a bit slow to some but trust me, after pt2 you'll realise how perfect pt1 was. Fantastic performances by all of the cast, but special mention of Trewill7 as this was his first major VO role. Brilliant stuff Jase, couldn't fault it. Onto the next....i'm ready


Posted on January 13, 2008
- FallenThomas

Jeez Jase, you did an amazing job making this movie. During the whole 20 minutes of this movie I had my face pressed up against the screen begging for more!

A bombshelter is the perfect place to turn everday people into psychopaths! It creates a horroric atmosphere for the movie.

There is a very diverse group of people in "Bombshelter." The cast was well selected in this film.

The dialogue in this movie was superb. I think AnotherNewDawn did a really good job being the mild-mannered writer in this movie. He seems to have a real good singing voice. I liked AND's performance the best, but the rest of the cast did a great job too!

Holy... wow. How the hell did you do that??? I just gotta say 5 words...
THE BEST SET DRESSING EVER!!! (Yes, I did put 100/10 on purpose)

The ending was shocking! Who killed... uh... whatserfeace? Did she commit suicide? Is there someone or something else in the bombshelter? Will they ever find out whats on the surface? I cannot wait for part 2!!!

Story: 10/10
Setting: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Subs/VOs: 10/10
Set Dressing: 100/10
Ending: 10/10

Well, 150/60... I guess that would be... 5 STARS!!!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- skippy7890

This movie was, "different". The bomb was cool, but I wouldn't call it an action flick. An action flick has no big pauses and less boring chit chat between simpletons who think the world is dead. This is what I would classify as an "O.K." flick. It was like the movie I AM LEGEND, hyped up way to much. In my opinion it was "interesting" movie. I did like the sets and the camera effects though. I'm just hoping number 2 will be, uh, better?

Posted on January 13, 2008
- murpheykid

Well plotted, well directed, well paced. I think you did a fine job with this film, Jase. I surely do appreciate returning to watching TMO films in fine fashion. This one showed me that great films are still being produced. The characters were interesting, and the plot seems equally so. I cannot wait to view part 2 once it is released. This is worthy of a Murpheykid Recommendation.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- trashman

Excellent development of atmosphere to create a feeling of isolation.Nice use of camera to help convey this feeling.
Introducing each character separately in the 'bunker' before having them interact with each other helped to create and propel that feeling:I really liked how you handled that,and this,along with the sounds(especially the air-lock doors) worked wonderfully to immerse me into the movie almost to the point of being there.
Nice use of mods as well.

I'm not surprised there are some video-game generation people who lack the capacity to sit still and take a moment or two to comprehend scenes which don't have eye-candy explosions every 15 seconds,or meaningless dialogue to keep their brain filled with say-nothing-substatial rubbish whilst watching it...

I could say more but I'm lazy haha
Well done:-)

Posted on January 13, 2008
- dnr

What an amazing job you have done on this movie. The va's were all dead on the music and sound are incredible. Your editing and camera work were supperb I cannot wait for the next part

Posted on January 13, 2008
- BenTuttle90

Jase180..... I have to say that fiim was incredibly clever. Nice voiceovers, a incredible plot, and suspense throughout the movie..

*****Congratulations you deserve 5 stars*****
----BenTuttle90(Fanfare Films)----

Posted on January 13, 2008
- Danny52

Horrible movie, did not understand one bit of this movie. I know that you tried hard mate but this movie is not up to the standards of a number 2 movie. I think you deserve a one only because there were not enough words or action for this to be an action movie. The only action about this was one city bomb, which I credit you highly of, but it turned out to be but a dream. I am hoping you take this review and put it to work for part 2, which I am "looking forward to seeing".

Posted on January 13, 2008
- mopman94

lookin forward to part 2 hint hint

Posted on January 13, 2008
- BiggsTrek

Awesome first part, Jase. I love it when I watch a TMO film and think "how the heck did he do THAT!", and that's what I was thinking as I drooled over the sets.

The time really did fly by, and yet... oddly, the film was running at a nice slow pace (which I didn't expect, for some reason). It all worked for me.

Of course the voice cast were superb, as were the overlays, music choices and the interesting story itself.

Roll on part 2!!


Posted on January 13, 2008
- thebiz

An immersive world to be sure with some of my facvorite work being done with the outside world. The city backdrops really added that new car smell. The bombshelter itself was very impressive with the winding corridors and gargantuan halls of cold steely goodness.

What impressed me the most was the way the story has unfolded up to this point playing out as a drama more than the testestorone action flick I was expecting (and still am for part 2 eh). I also liked the way the holocaust above has been handled though I figure theres some suprises in store in the near future. Great job. Looking forward to the conclusion.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- CaptainStrider

Darn it I was so engrossed in this I didn't realise the time had gone.
Now Where do I start, The introduction was well constructed I like how you flicked between the news to the bunker to the producers planning the show, it set the scene quiet nicely as well as the pacing. The dialogue was excellent especially in character interaction we can see that they're not getting on and each is their separate person. Excellent voice acting as well helps emphasize this.

The use of mods, coupled with in-game props/sets combined gives a brilliant feel to the whole movie really making us feel like they're locked away in a bunker. I loved the camera work, the distant shots giving the full view of a set, especially that control room really gives a sense of scale and I the panning back shot that leads out of the bunker and up to the Bombshelter sign, really emphasizes that they are in a bunker.

And finally music was top notch with a great feel to it. Tight editing, great pacing.
I'll be looking forward to part 2.
Strider Out!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- filipekholmstudios

Original story and a great cast. Could u watch and review my latest movie: The Extra-Terrestrial. Thx.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- nukester

Bombshelter is a visually distinctfull film full of varied character personalities. This makes for some highly interesting viewing. The cinematography was outstanding setting the mood and giving us an overall grand scale of what was happenining.

Dialogue was tight and the flow was fluid, all Vo's did a good job in characterisation! The only thing that threw me off was the 19mins felt more like 7 minutes due to the various inclusions like trailers etc and I didn't feel as though we got to know the characters as much as I would have or have the story develop substantially.

Still this is just the first part and you have managed to lay down the terrific foundations and I am certain there is a lot more to come!

So until the next time.....

Nuke Well in the Bombshelter!!!!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

Time flew by!
Great atmosphere and excellent VOs and outstanding modding is what makes Jase180's newest a must-see!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- Primaer

First I thought I was in the wrong movie, but nice idea with the trailer. However, the movie then was truly an eyecandy and with a lot of tension from start to end. Already the beginning with the dream succeeds in throwing the viewer into the movie. I am now really looking forwad to the 2nd Part to see how all this turns out. Great charactization and very good directing with use of mods and overlays.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- Marine101

Oh...My...God....So freaking good. A masterpiece. Best I've seen in ages

The set dressing was just superb. I mean, from the bomb shelter itself to the office at the freaking amazing man. The dialog was good but the cast was amazing. Each character had their own personality and feel. Just a stunning cast. The story was great. How it all unfolds and the pace kept flowing. You just wanted more, more and more. I wanted more...I would watch this if it was 1hour long man, so freaking...Intriguing and eye catching. The camera work was well and of course the mods

Overall one freakkin amazing movie Jase. Part2 is on my #1 priority watch list. Nice Work Jase!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- ubernewbie

Ok, other than what we spoke about on skype, i found no real problems here. Tight editing, flowing dialogue and excellent set dressing. Each charcter looked like their own person.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- ralfduran

I love the basic idea of showing a couple of people facing a desperate situation. And the set dressing combined with your little moves with that camera is really something special and unique. A powerful afair directly delievered from your golden hands to our red eyes. Lovely.

However, I feel somehow that we got to little time with the characters in order to get emotional involded with their struggle. It Felt a bit rushed without knowing anything about the characters, which is the whole idea with a reality show. People get to know each other under some weird circumstances... like in a bunker. But for me, it would have given so much just to see the 6 character sitting around the breakfast table playing monopoly or whatever though it would have build upon the tension even further. Now, even though I knew that someone was missing I couldnt tell who or what she was. Also, how did they know that the world outside stood in ruins? I probably just missed something, and I will of course watch it again. Im aware of that this is just the first part, and that you have a lot more in store for us. So I will await my final judgement then. For now I just have thoughts ...

But like I said, outstanding on so many levels.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- andy_inc

Not only does Bombshelter convey a visually attractive and uniquely breathtaking world, but the plot is also a masterpiece in its own right to match the visuals, making for a mind-blowing and utterly mesmerizing experience, that will make you appreciate The Movies as more than just a game, especially when combined with the shining brilliance of Jase.

The set-dressing was absolutely brilliant throughout the whole film, and certainly makes for a memorable experience. The bombshelter was cold, quiet and lonely, and I felt like I was down there with the wonderfully carved characters, who were portrayed sublimely by every single talented voice actor (although Tre's and Sisch's VO's were lower than the others).
The shot I loved and will remember most in the whole film, was the one where the camera panned from inside of the bombshelter to that sign. Just the whole world you built was amazing, and I was continually impressed with every shot at the amount of detail you put into the set dressing. You didn't throw props into the scene for the sake of them looking good there, you precisely envisioned how the various sets would look to create the world.
There were perhaps one or two lighting inconsistencies at the beginning, but hey, who cares?

It was a joy to watch the characters interact with one another; don't expect any generic conversation scenes here. Interaction is missing in a lot of TMO films nowadays, but you had it which made for a professional and realistic experience. I normally hate reality T.V Shows, but this is really interesting to watch the story unfold.

Overall, a professional and well conceived film of the highest quality that has everything a TMO movie should have and more.
Awesome work! Roll on part two!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- poppashango

"Damn that was amazing" Yep that is the words that came from my mouth at the end of Bombshelter Part 1. This movie has set a new standard in Action film making. I was captivated by the VO's and amazed at the attention to detail in the sets and overlays. As a student here on TMO I cannot even begin to critique this particular movie, but I do want to say, that I am impressed beyond. When I saw the trailer for this film I knew that this was one film I had to watch. The character developement, the visuals, sound, and story could not have come together better to make this film. Hats off to you jase180 and the incredible group of people that brought this film to TMO!


Posted on January 12, 2008
- kuroken


Yeah, sure there's a lot of fabulous eyecandy if that's your thing, but what makes this first part of Bombshelter amazing is the characterization and the performances. Five characters, each distinct, each with his or her own quirks - their look, their lines, and the delivery is spot on.

The pacing here is outstanding as well, slow and deliberate, introducing the characters, introducing the situation, and laying the groundwork for what's to come. Music, camera work, yeah yeah, it's all excellent, but that's to be expected from the guy who made Dead Cases.

This is some excellent stuff...the only bad thing is now I have to wait for Part 2.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- KarlBrown

This film, from the open of the trailer to the end of the dialogue, creates simply by its outstanding cinematic presence of shot angle, character portrayal, and ambience of subtle hysteria inspired of recognizable personality conflictions within the combination of mental standing and an unknown surrounding, a new trial of TMO groundwork to rival with as one of the communities finest films.

Casting of the notable and delight-able characters, and the actors of whom they were portrayed, was the first of a lengthy list of well accomplished feats within this film. The combination of characters seem suited to have been chosen true for a reality television show on even more commercial television then the TMO community, and their interactions was well scripted, with well conceived dialogue by this writer.

The use of silence through the duration of a general whole of film was a faultless choice for mood and echo of the living within such an empty space as would be an obviously under-populated bomb-shelter. The sound effects and character speech drove the holes of sounds home, with their roaring perfection.

Shot angle in combination of the modification selection and design was a refreshing scene from a community that seems to be, of late, running dry of new things to see; and it wasn�??t that any of them were too true new, in fact a general amount of them are selectable from the un-modified game strait from box.

In this reviewer�??s humble opinion; I hold that this film will be soon talked of, with the release of its second part, an addition to the standing compilation of shining film excellence here on TMO.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- trewill7

6 contestants trapped underground in a military grade Bombshelter after the world above goes to Nuclear Hell; or so they think.

Plot-wise, doesn't get much better than this. A Psychological Thriller, which will borderline on Horror once the fear sets in, and once it does, it'll be every man for himself. This formula reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time, The Thing.

The Characters are as rich and diverse as they come, and though not much has yet been revealed about them, there's alot you can tell by the way a person talks, and dresses. I loved the opening sequence in the Bombshelter, which showed just how Isolated each of these characters are, as each of them do their own thing, only interacting when it is completely necessary; indicating that this group isn't your casual lollipop sharing Sunday bunch. Dynamite performances by all of the VO's thus far.

The Excellent Writing in this isn't just in the dialog; it's in the actions of the characters, the pacing of the plot, and the overall atmosphere of the Bombshelter.

The Cinematography was so good it made me want to punch you in the face. The Set-dressing was lovely, and I absolutely LOVED those Atmospheric Static Shots. The most notable shot, in my opinion, was the slow pull out to reveal the Bombshelter Billboard, followed by the slow push in; which actually revealed quite a bit. For 1, it gave scale and dimenison the film, and 2, it revealed that the above landscape wasn't charred by Nuclear Armaggeddon. Then, to top that shot off, we see the outside door shut, as if to seal the fate of those inside. Which left me to question, why is that door shutting now; more importantly, who opened it? Who closed it? And why?

The Editing was Amazing, so good in fact, that I'm not your friend anymore.

The Mods raped my retina's, just Absolutely Beautiful to look at, this film would not have been possible without them; unless you were some sort of set-dressing prodigy.

The Sound Design, like The Dead Cases, was Excellent; though I was really wishing for some ambience in that dream sequence. I would have loved to hear wind blow across that desolate street, accompanied by light, echoing footsteps.

The Bombshelter Theme was very fitting, and was joined hand and hand with the visuals; with Great Overlay work to boot.

You, Finish Part 2, make Tre Happy.

Fantastic flick!


Posted on January 12, 2008
- goofparade

Great bit of fun to watch just how fresh things can look and sound when
it comes together so well. More more more!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- RavensFan_09

This movie is the definition of the word "badass". Some damn fine camera angles and some stunning mod work; some of the best I've ever seen, because I couldn't tell what any of the original sets were! The VO's were awesome as well, and some first-class writing. Great yet subtle use of music, and I'm looking forward to part 2 more than any other sequel on TMO ever.

You've created quite the fine film here.

And I do agree with you: I love that Armageddon music too! :-P

Posted on January 12, 2008
- eobaggs

Wow... Stunning work Jase. The VO's, the mods, the everything! Can't wait for part 2!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- Active_Studios

I enjoyed this movie.
I wait for part 2.
This movie is ace.
Great cast, the VO's were good.
I award 5 stars.


Posted on January 12, 2008
- K4ownzall

This movie exhibits a layout of expertise and professionalism. The movie plays as a genuine cinematic production and delivers a claustrophobic experience. Viewers will immediately get to know the main characters and be absorbed into each individual approach to coping with the circumstances. ===K4Crysis===

Posted on January 12, 2008
- josephkw

I just can't get over what a fantastic concept this is--it deserves to be made into a full feature silver screen film. The concept alone is worth 5 stars! Tack on a slew of mods (loved AlexBradley's animation) and a stellar VO cast, and you've got a sure-fire winner.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- userjosh9874


That was amazing Jase! You can really feel the tension building between the characters here! I was mad when it ended! I want more- bring on part 2! Woot!

This was superb, Jase! The music, vo's, and especially the mods were all top-notch! I am going to bookmark your studio, I can't wait for your future releases!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- anothernewdawn

Outfreakingstanding work. Just outfreakingstanding.

Such atmosphere, such grand and wide open spaces, such subtle touches in sound design and music (big, big ups to Emerald), such delightful, crackling dialogue.

A machinima tour-de-force whose minor faults (a rather slow opening, Trewill and Dulci's VA too low - and that's about it) are all but forgotten by the film's end, which left my lady and I with perma-grins, ready right this second to watch the film all over again, and dying for the next one.

I am thrilled to be in a machinima film this damned good, alongside such a kickass cast (every one of whom delivers). We should all be proud to be in this film.

But it is Jase who should be damned proud to have made it.

And talk about an evolving filmmaker - this film blows the doors off of "The Dead Cases", no offense intended to that film or its participants. What I'm saying is that Jase has gotten so damned much BETTER at this since then, it makes me salivate for "Bombshelter Pt. II", and I want it right freaking now.

Congratulations, my friend. This film is officially the [not-so-nice-word!]ing bomb.


Posted on January 12, 2008
- pookashells

Holy [shhhh!]!
The way you played the characters off each other, and how the background sound effects built tension, is indescribable!!!

Great cast too, didn't know Tre did VOs.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- sgporsche48

A great opening part which leaves you wanting more...more!...more! Everyone in the cast does a simply fantastic job, bringing life to these characters and making you feel their pain. They're frightened and anxious to hear what all is going on in the outside world. EmeraldEdge's haunting music fits perfectly. It helps you feel the sense of being alone that the six have to deal with. The writing and direction is excellent as always. The shots were just right and helped establish the tension. Overall, a fantastic start to what looks to be one of the most exciting and tense films ever.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- sisch

Loved it!
The slow pace, the vastness, the emptiness of that place... the atmosphere makes you wonder how you would react down there, with a bunch of strangers... what you would do, how you would react... *shudders*.
Great camera, loved all the custom sounds and the sense of doom hanging over them all.. what is real, what isn't? We have to wait for part two to find out.. damn! :)
Great work by all the va's, and the music fitted perfectly!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- Staree_Movies

Great movie Jase! I throughly enjoyed it :)

Posted on January 12, 2008